Central Florida OpEd Writing Workshop
**NEW LOCATION: Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA), Room 5020**
The Central Florida SSN Chapter, together with the SSN national office, are pleased to provide a free OpEd Writing Workshop. This event is open to faculty, administrators, researchers, and graduate students. Participants should come prepared with an idea for an OpEd in mind and will be guided through shaping this idea into their next submission.
The OpEd workshop is a hands-on training for scholars who want to learn how to write and pitch compelling, research-based OpEds. Participants will learn how to craft a good lede, identify and incorporate timely news hooks, signal the author’s unique and relevant expertise, increase the likelihood of publication, and structure an OpEd for maximum impact. The workshop is great for all scholars, whether they have written OpEds before or are just starting to think about writing their first piece. SSN will provide tip sheets on writing compelling OpEds, pitching OpEds, and clear and effective communication.
The formal training will run from 10:00am-12:00pm. Following the training, participants are invited to join us for an informal networking lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA), Room 5020
USF Cherry Drive
Tampa, FL 33620